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Our stories

Colour in Champ!
Colour In Champ 1
08-04-20Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Stuck what to do over the Easter weekend?  Why not Colour In Champ?   We would absolutely LOVE to see your creations! Go wild! Draw Champ in the jungle, place him under a rainbow  or paint him on an Easter egg? Whatever you choose to do, make sure you send in your creations to and we’ll pop …
Candlelighters Big Night In!
25-03-20Our stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
Can you have a #CandlelightersBigNightIn? In such unprecedented times, families across the UK are facing challenges like never before, but for families affected by childhood cancer whose lives have already been turned upside down, COVID-19 is making life more difficult than ever. The Candlelighters Big Night In is just one way to help fill our …
COVID-19 Important Update for our Volunteers
20-03-20Our stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
To our wonderful volunteers, In these challenging times, we wanted to give you an update about Candlelighters and your volunteering, and take a moment to thank you for your amazing support. Candlelighters absolutely couldn’t function without you and we can’t tell you enough how much you mean to us! As we’re sure you will understand, …
COVID-19 Important Update for our Supporters
18-03-20Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
To our supporters, given the current circumstances around the COVID-19 pandemic we need you now more than ever. We are already seeing a decrease in our fundraising support, which is likely to continue or even worsen over the next few months. It costs £5,000 a day to run the charity and bring light and hope …
COVID-19: Important Update for our Families
18-03-20Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
In light of the latest guidance issued by the government regarding COVID-19 we want to provide our families and supporters with essential information regarding how Candlelighters is dealing with the situation. Currently we are highly alert and following advice given by Public Health England and Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG). To protect our families, …
Company of the Month…. Cranswick Gourmet Bacon
27-02-20Our stories • Posted by Helena Fewkes
Cranswick Gourmet Bacon have been supporting Candlelighters for 5 years and have raised over £20,000!                                          In the past few years, the team at Cranswick Gourmet Bacon have taken on several challenges including Total Warrior, the …
Company of the Month…. Fisical Sports Coaching
06-02-20Our stories • Posted by Jessica Palmer
Fisical Sports Coaching have been fundraising in support of Candlelighters throughout the whole of 2019. In total they have raised over £8,000!                                       Gina, Corporate Partnerships Executive fom Candlelighters said “ We are so grateful for the …
Business Chatter: Meet some of our lovely business supporters!!
04-02-20Our stories • Posted by Jessica Palmer
Business Chatter: We caught up with five of our lovely business supporters to chat about why they choose to support Candlelighters, some highlights and what they have planned next!                                                     …

Your stories

Hair today, gone tomorrow!
03-03-20Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
  Brave Nick and daughter Hetty shaved their heads for Candlelighters on Monday 2nd March, read their story below! ‘Hi… Our family, like so many, is blighted by cancer. Half of us suffer with it, some of us die from it and the rest watch helplessly… We need to do more, we want to make …
Holmfirth High School organise EPIC charity day!
17-02-20Your stories • Posted by Kelsea Wall
On the 25th October 2019, Barson House of Holmfirth High School held an incredible charity day in support of Candlelighters, a charity which is close to their hearts. Over the past few months Candlelighters have supported the family of a student within Holmfirth High School and Barson House set the goal to raise as much …